Ready for some Guatemala facts that will blow your mind?
Guatemala takes many tourists by surprise with its rich culture and diverse population. It’s no surprise that many tourists decide to stay in Guatemala long-term. This is the case for us here at Homeschool Spanish Academy, too. Our Spanish school chose Guatemala as its home, and it has brought employment to Guatemalans and...Read More
Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Muertos are traditional Latino celebrations in the US and Canada. Obviously, the Latino communities in these countries also celebrate Christmas, or Navidad.
Latinos in the US and Canada do celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do it in their own unique style and, as we’ll see, in a very delicious way.
In this post, we’ll explore...Read More
What comes to mind when you think of Spanish music?
As the philosopher Plato once said: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
The beauty of music is the diversity it has in it, in fact, there are more than 2,500 music genres in the world!
In this blog post we explore the elements of Spanish music and how it...Read More
How does Latin culture compare to U.S. culture?
We live in a rich and diverse world with a cornucopia of cultures. Although Latin America and the U.S. share the same hemisphere, many cultural differences exist between the two. If you haven’t spent time immersed in Latin culture, some of these differences may surprise you.
Ultimately, the key to meaningful and appropriate interactions...Read More
Becoming a parent is a beautiful thing. If you’re searching for potential Spanish names for boys, you’ve come to the right place!
I remember when my parents told my siblings and I that we would have a baby sister. They felt so happy and blessed! Parenthood is a journey of love, growth, and challenges—and of course, big decisions like choosing your baby’s name.
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“Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – Henry Kissinger
That quote from the former US Secretary of State was a way of saying that the European Union was just an abstract idea. In a way, he had a point. At the time Kissinger said it, European institutions were not as developed as they are today. Something similar happens with Latin America that makes us wonder: Where is the...Read More
The diversity of languages in Spain is both fascinating and shocking. While español is the most common Romance language spoken in Spain, it shares its home with more than 15 other languages—none of which are official, aside from Spanish, but they’re spoken and acknowledged in regional pockets of the country.
While Spanish is spoken by more than 572 million speakers worldwide, it’s the...Read More
Antigua Guatemala is a magical site to visit, explore, and enjoy with family and friends. It’s a memorable place full of surprises, cobblestones, and color. Today, we’ll learn a little bit about the history, culture, and traditions of this incredible place. ¡Vamos a la Antigua Guatemala!
A Brief History of Antigua Guatemala
First of all, where is Antigua, Guatemala?...Read More
¿Conoces España? Spain has been a prominent country in world history for centuries. However, most people’s knowledge of Spanish culture and history is limited to what they learned about the conquistadors in history class.
Spain has an incredibly rich and diverse culture. Want to learn more? Let’s discover what the Spanish culture includes! We’ll cover everything from food to customs and...Read More
If you’re new to learning Spanish, you’re probably curious as to what the upside-down question mark is all about. And more importantly, you may wonder how to use it correctly.
As you may have noticed, the inverted question mark (¿) is a punctuation mark written before the first word of a question. Since it’s an inverted version of the standard question mark (?), it’s easily recognized by...Read More